Plus, it also says they could ‘change certain elements every hour’. But as I remember it, it was only the rather crudely animated rotating top-story headline that ever changed. It makes the titles sound rather more impressive than they were.
I think the only other thing they could change was the position from which the globe started rotating from, the idea being it would start off wherever the story featured in the flying headline originated.
I never realised that. Clearly that subtlety was lost on me - presumably because most of the time the top story would be from the UK.
Yeah, take a look at these 2 videos showing the difference. Like you say most stories on News 24 during that period originated from Europe or the Middle East so we rarely saw the difference, but it was fairly noticeable for US stories for example.